He can't play baseball like Lou Gehrig (or do much of anything else, as he readily admits), but Jerry Springer says he feels like the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
"God's truth, I don't have any talent," the host of TV's wildest daytime show (and "America's Got Talent" on NBC) said in a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to The Post. "I think I'm nice, and I'm smart, but I'm not talented. I'm a lawyer, I'm a businessman. That's where my skills are. They're not in show business or entertainment, and yet I've made a success and that's pure luck. I'm aware of it every day."
Springer, 64, talked about the longevity of his show, now in its 18th season; the "rules" that govern the show's outrageous topics; his quest for a Daytime Emmy award (and why he'll never win one); and his relationship with Chicago's other daytime star, Oprah Winfrey.